Casio CT-X700 Portable Keyboard

Sample received. All opinions are my own.

In th ebox
Music is a big part in my kids lives. My son has been taking piano for 3 years now and my daughter just finished her first year. I love hearing my kids practicing the piano, but there are times that it would be nice if they could plug in headphones and practice quietly. When I was asked about reviewing the Casio CT-X700 portable keyboard I knew this would be hit for both my kids and myself.

Out of the box
Taking the keyboard out of the box, set up is as simple as putting on the book stand, plugging in the keyboard and begin playing. The keyboard has 61 keys, a LED back-lit screen, 600 built in sounds, rhythms, over 100 lesson songs, and so much more.

Song Bank
My kids discovered the lessons right away. Yes, this keyboard helps your kids learn songs by being shown what notes to press. With over 100 preset songs loaded your child will have hours of playtime and learning ahead of them. In the song bank songs you can just listen to the song, or you can have it show you what notes to press so you can play the song yourself. While we’ve been playing with it, occasionally the “song bank” button  didn’t always want to work. However when I turned it off and then back on again, then it will work normally.

Playing away
As a mom there isn’t anything worse then having your kids playing around with electronics, messing with the settings, and then asking you to get it back to how it was. With this keyboard, no matter what buttons they press and what function they get into, all they have to do is hit the power off and then back on again and it’s back to the piano setting. Honestly this is one of my favorite features over everything else!

button board
I can’t wait for the kids to figure out that they can record themselves and then play another part with their recorded piece, as well as adding rhythms and other instruments as well. They will become quite the composers.

Keys
The keyboard keys aren’t weighted but they do have a soft and harder sound to it depending on how hard you play the keys. The keys do have a nice feel to them as you play, too. I don’t have a lot of experience on keyboards to compare the feel of this one to others, but I sure enjoy the feel.

The sound isn’t too bad for the price you pay for this keyboard. Now I’m no expert on piano and keyboards, but I think for an all around affordable keyboard it has so many sounds, rhythms, and fun features. The keyboard has a overall nice feel and sound that any beginner player will be sure to enjoy. Head over to www.amazon.com to pick one up.

Comments

  1. Lauralee Hensley says:

    I had a portable Cascio keyboard for years and absolutely loved it. They are great and very dependable. Awesome if you move somewhere without the room for a full sized upright piano.

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